Arriving late into Berlin, we were looking for somewhere that would still have their kitchen open at 10pm. We spoke with our amazing hotel concierge who had recommended Leibniz Klause, which was only a short drive from the Intercontinental Berlin.
ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE
More of a fine dining restaurant than your classic German pub, it was a beautiful first impression dinner in Germany. White linen cloth, dark wood walls and roses fill the small quaint restaurant. This is more of your old school restaurant staying true to the fine dining German traditions.
Opening its doors in 1973, you can tell not much has changed. First walking in, there is a cosy bar area to enjoy a few drinks at, or if you prefer a tasty meal, the comfortable restaurant area with full table service by their wonderful staff are also available. Since it was so late, there were only us and one other table there. The service was wonderful and our waiter took us through the menu offering fantastic recommendations to get the true Berlin experience.
German food to most is thought of as just schnitzels, sauerkraut and beer. I knew we would be eating these two staple foods during our time in Germany, so thought maybe to go with something a bit different and on the recommendation of our waiter.
To start, we shared a beautiful white asparagus and prosciutto salad, with a light house made dressing. Flavours worked beautifully together and was a perfect start to our late night dinner.
For my main, I decided to go with a chicken, pea and mushroom dish served with rice. I must admit, I was pretty pleased by this dish and boasted some amazing flavours. The chicken was tender and the portion size was quite generous.
MC had to keep it traditional and ordered the Chicken Schnitzel with roasted potatoes and a side of sauerkraut. It may not have been the biggest schnitzel he’s had, but it was definitely one of the tastiest. The crumbing on the chicken was beautiful, crispy and with a small squirt of lemon, was pure perfection.
Overall, I was quite pleased with our hotel concierge’s recommendation for a late night feed. The food was authentic, the service was friendly and welcoming and the pricing was very reasonable.
Entry Leibnizstraße 46
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